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Mobilize your data with Kingston’s new pocket-sized XS2000 SSD

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Kingston's XS2000 lets you take up to 2TB of data with you.
Kingston's XS2000 lets you take up to 2TB of data with you.
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Kingston Digital is now shipping its new XS2000, a portable SSD featuring USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 speeds in a tiny drive you can slip into your pocket. So you can carry around up to 2TB of data and barely notice it’s there.

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This new release follows the company’s rollout last week of the speedy DataTraveler Max USB 3.2 flash drive.

XS2000 SSD: Small bus fast

The company said the XS2000 delivers read and write transfer speeds up to 2,000MB/second. Along with that performance, the little drive carries capacities up to 2TB. That allows users to load and offload big files fast, such as high-resolution images, high-quality videos and large documents.

The drive connects with USB-C ports, allowing content creators to easily store and access files on laptops or mobile devices.

Durable for on-the-go use

The XS2000, about half the size of a typical portable SSD, includes a removable sleeve and IP55-rating to withstand water and dust. That helps the drive stay durable on the go.

“XS2000 is purpose-built with the ultimate combination of high performance and high capacity to keep up with the content demands of consumers around the world,” said Kingston SSD Business Manager Keith Schimmenti. “Plus the compact size, similar to a key fob, and added durability make this the ideal drive to keep productivity flowing for the everyday content creator to prosumer and corporate professional.”

Three sizes

The Kingston Digital XS2000 SSD is available in capacities of 500GB, 1TB and 2TB and comes with a 5-year warranty with free technical support, the company said. It’s compatible with Mac OS (v.10.14.x +), Windows 10, 8.1, Linux (v. 2.6.x +) and Chrome OS.

At Amazon, the 500GB size is $99.99. The 1TB size is $159.99. The 2TB size is $289.99.

Where to buy: Amazon